to Get Supplemental Screening
Because your child's routine newborn screening test may not
be enough, supplemental newborn screening is recommended to
ensure your baby receives comprehensive newborn screening.
one of the laboratories below to obtain a free parent packet,
which contains a screening kit and information for you and
your physician. The screening kit should be obtained prior
to delivery and taken to the hospital with you.
limited number of free newborn screening packets is available
each month for expectant parents who qualify. Click
here for more information about "Packet For Parents".
information is subject to change.
Contact labs for their current prices.
these facilities offer full
screening using multiple screening methods and equipment
** these facilities offer screening through one machine only
(tandem mass spectrometer); the following disorders are not
screened for by these laboratories:
Deficiency (BD), Congenital
Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), Cystic
Fibrosis (CF), Galactosemia,
Dehydrogenase Deficiency (G6PD), Hypothyroidism
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and Hemoglobinopathies,
Simply give the kit to your baby's
doctor, and let him or her know you would like to have an
extra blood sample drawn at the time of your baby's routine
newborn screening. Because supplemental screening has not
been available everywhere until recently, your doctor may
not know about supplemental screening. Be prepared that you
may have to supply your doctor with information on supplemental
Babies and Children
Older babies and children can be
screened for the same disorders covered by the newborn screening
test. Pediatrix Screening, Mayo Medical Laboratories, and
Baylor Medical Center offer this service. See lab contact
info above. Note that Mayo Medical Laboratories limits its
screening to physician order only. Lab information is subject
to change. Contact individual labs for their most current
and Test Results
The supplemental test is best sent to the NBS laboratory via
overnight carrier. As with your baby's routine screening,
if the screening is abnormal, your baby's physician will be
contacted immediately. If the screening is normal, results
will be sent through the mail.
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